Video: Jeremy Lin goes for 38 points in San Antonio Loss

Things almost got crazy. Jeremy Lin was reminiscent of his Linsanity days in New York when he tied a career high of 38 points in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs last night.

Without James Harden, Lin went on a scoring frenzy in the second half. Lin’s scoring energized his teammates and helped put the Houston Rockets up 9 points with 9 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Despite his efforts as well as Omer Asik’s career high in points (21) Houston was not able to overcome Tony Parker’s first career triple double (27 points, 12 assists, 12 rebounds) and Gary Neal’s career high of 29 points.

Lin’s 38 points was only the second time that he surpassed the 20 point barriers since joining the Houston Rockets.

Even though he and James Harden have been dubbed the most exciting backcourt in the NBA, it’s been rare for the two to both have a good offensive output. Harden has been more comfortable in the lead role but Lin has yet to find his way in the secondary position.

In addition to the 38 points, Lin shot 11-21 from the field; including 12-12 from the free throw line and 4-5 from three. Lin also dished out 7 assists (with just 2 turnovers), got two steals and blocked two shots.

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